Tiger Woods was having a fantastic year on tour before having one of his worst major performances at the U.S. Open, but since he was dealing with an injury, some time off will give him enough time to heal before the Open Championships, which will be his next tournament on July 18.
Woods has not been the only one on tour dealing with an elbow injury, as John Daly will be out the major while getting surgery on his right elbow, which has been bothering him. Woods was visibly in pain and injuries during the tournament last month and his play dashed any hopes of him breaking his major drought. Woods said that while he may not be 100 percent for the next major, he will be playing the British Open and when it begins on July 18 he still will be looked at as one of the favorites.
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The number one ranked golfer in the world has won more times on tour this season than anyone, taking the Players Championship most recently, and after playing at Merion he will likely improve in Scotland despite the harsh terrain at that course. Woods sat out a number of tournaments in between, including the AT&T and The Greenbrier Classic and now he will try and get back into the swing of things in Scotland.
The injury to Woods was on his elbow and wrist during the U.S. Open and said that while he was able to play, the arm did not feel good early in the week.
"I pushed it pretty good at the Open to play it and to play through it," Woods said. "Made it worse by hitting the ball out of the rough, and eventually got a point where I wasn't able to play here. We're treating it, and eventually I'll start the strengthening process, then starting hitting balls to get up to speed for the British."